Ivy Tech Community College becomes state’s largest college

INDIANAPOLIS – Ivy Tech Community College surpassed the Indiana University system to become the state’s largest public post secondary institution.

In a report released this month from the Indiana Commission for Higher Education, Ivy Tech’s total statewide unduplicated annual enrollment topped 120,447 students in the 2007-2008 academic year, while the IU system totaled 118,952 students.

The report also indicates that 1 out of every 3 undergraduate students in Indiana attends Ivy Tech Community College.

“We are seeing more and more students seeing the value of the state’s community college system. Many of those students are taking advantage of our credits that transfer to Indiana University and other four-year colleges and universities while others are earning degrees that are resulting in good-paying careers,” said Ivy Tech Community College President Thomas J. Snyder.

The college has almost doubled in enrollment over the past 10 years from 67,502 in the 1997-1998 academic year to 120,447 in the 2007-2008 academic year. Ivy Tech has continued its exceptional growth with a nearly 12 percent enrollment increase this past Fall semester.

About Ivy Tech Community College
Ivy Tech is the state’s largest public post-secondary institution and one of the nation’s largest singly-accredited statewide community college systems with more than 120,000 students enrolled annually. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

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